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North Carolina: Ball Machines vs. Computer Generated System

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Posted: March 12, 2016, 12:49 pm - IP Logged

Does anyone know if North Carolina is switching from ball machines to a computer generated drawing system ???  And if so, why ??? Todd's recent article made mention of the fact that the NC Lottery Commission is installing new computers to run all of its lottery games. Does this statement refer to a computer generated drawing system ???

North Carolina's Report Card Rating will go from B to F, if the state switches drawing systems. 

More importantly, what is the best way for lottery players in the state of North Carolina [or Any State for that matter]  to PROTEST this change, and RAISE PUBLIC AWARENESS that this is a BAD IDEA for the Game of Lottery, and STOP the NC Lottery Commission from changing the drawing system, if they do intend to do so ???

Lottery Post is like Facebook, but not everyone is even aware that LP exists, much less that we are PROTESTING SOMETHING IMPORTANT !!!  How do we make our VOICES Heard about Lottery Issues over a broader social media , that many people will be aware of  ???

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    Posted: March 12, 2016, 1:11 pm - IP Logged

    Call Alice and ask her!

    A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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      Posted: March 12, 2016, 1:17 pm - IP Logged

      if they go computerized it will make it easier to hit ,i am close enough to nc to play everyday

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        Posted: March 12, 2016, 1:18 pm - IP Logged

        Call Alice and ask her!

        Who is ALICE ???

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          Posted: March 12, 2016, 1:22 pm - IP Logged

          if they go computerized it will make it easier to hit ,i am close enough to nc to play everyday

          Why will it be easier to hit with  computer generated drawings ??  If it is easier to hit, why are people always complaining about computer drawings ???  Why have the STATE REPORT CARD in the first place ???

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            Posted: March 12, 2016, 1:33 pm - IP Logged

            Who is ALICE ???

            Wow! It was in the News Story

            http://www.nc-educationlottery.org/about_alice-garland.aspx

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              Posted: March 12, 2016, 1:37 pm - IP Logged

              Why will it be easier to hit with  computer generated drawings ??  If it is easier to hit, why are people always complaining about computer drawings ???  Why have the STATE REPORT CARD in the first place ???

              Folks just love to see those Numbered Balls Pop Up!

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                Posted: March 12, 2016, 1:56 pm - IP Logged

                You think it's going to be that easy to speak directly to the NC Lottery Executive Director ??  I doubt it !!  The closest we'll get on the phone is an office clerk, secretary, or administrative assistant.

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                  Posted: March 12, 2016, 2:08 pm - IP Logged

                  Why will it be easier to hit with  computer generated drawings ??  If it is easier to hit, why are people always complaining about computer drawings ???  Why have the STATE REPORT CARD in the first place ???

                  Just a theory, not sure how much I beleive it, but....

                  If a perfect lottery is pure random, any imperfection caused by bad programing or human manipulation will introduce non-randomness. If there's non-randomness, someone smart enough to see the pattern will be able to take advantage of that pattern.

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                    Posted: March 12, 2016, 2:22 pm - IP Logged

                    Plus, with computers generating the numbers and lottery ticket sales all connected through a network, I do not have much confidence on just how fair this type of lottery system is.

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                      Posted: March 13, 2016, 5:53 am - IP Logged

                      You think it's going to be that easy to speak directly to the NC Lottery Executive Director ??  I doubt it !!  The closest we'll get on the phone is an office clerk, secretary, or administrative assistant.

                      If you think you can't then you won't be granted an interview!

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                        Posted: March 18, 2016, 11:30 am - IP Logged

                        You think it's going to be that easy to speak directly to the NC Lottery Executive Director ??  I doubt it !!  The closest we'll get on the phone is an office clerk, secretary, or administrative assistant.

                        You are right about that for sure!

                        I was a receptionist for a very large company one time and I had to screen all of the top executive's calls & heaven forbid if someone came in and wanted to see him...there was no way anyone anywhere was going to talk to him unless he told me they could...period! 

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                          Posted: March 18, 2016, 11:37 am - IP Logged

                          if they go computerized it will make it easier to hit ,i am close enough to nc to play everyday

                          I used to think it would be harder to win with computerized drawings but now I'm not so sure because our All or Nothing game in NC is computerized & I've won $50 on it 3 times with just picking out the numbers myself...when I did a qp I won nothing.